Envision the scenario that you are leisurely walking alongside or near a road way trying to reach a certain destination when BOOM, you are struck by a vehicle. That scenario alone sounds dreadful. Now envision that the driver of that vehicle flees the scene and you are left there battered and bruised. The situation just to described to you is more commonly known as a hit and run. More precisely, Law.com describes that a hit and run is when “a driver of a vehicle who is involved in a collision with another vehicle, property or human being, who knowingly fails to stop to give his/her name, license number and other information as required by statute to the injured party, a witness or law enforcement officers.” Although it may be difficult to picture anyone hitting a pedestrian with his or her vehicle then driving away, it does happen. The National Center for Biotechnology Information affirms that 20% of drivers flee the scene when it comes to pedestrian accidents. Although all of this information is quite unsettling, the Dixie Law Group is a Kentucky pedestrian accident law firm and we can support and assist you if you meet this tragic situation.
Do I have a claim if I was injured in a hit and run pedestrian accident?
You may be wondering how you can proceed with a claim if you were struck by an unknown driver. To begin with, you can consult a skillful attorney as soon as possible to facilitate a search for the driver that could potentially locate them. Through reviewing cameras in the surrounding area of the accident to find a plate number or some other identifiable information is one approach. That said, even if you are never able to identify the driver, you are not completely out of luck for making a claim. In most situations, pedestrians have the right of way and are usually not responsible for hit and run pedestrian accidents. If you or someone else in your household owns a vehicle, there is a possibility that you can pursue a claim for uninsured motorist protection to cover you and your injuries. According to Insurify, Uninsured Motorist Coverage is a broad term for several insurance options including “if you were hit by a driver who drove away without exchanging contact information.” Although your options may seem limited when it comes to hit and run pedestrian accidents, a pedestrian accident attorney can help you fight for your rights and seek the relief you deserve.
Were You in a Hit and Run Pedestrian Accident? Contact Us
Were you or a loved one hit by a car as a pedestrian? Dixie Law Group is a Kentucky pedestrian accident law firm meaning we have considerable experience with cases involving pedestrian accidents. When you are injured because of the negligence of another driver, you need an advocate who will represent your best interests and fight for what was taken. Leave the hard work to us while you focus on getting better, and give us a call at 502-305-4654. You will receive a 100% free consultation with an attorney, and if we don’t win, you don’t pay us a fee.
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